A day where all Michiganders celebrate conservation success

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 25 By Jeff Poet On Saturday, Sept. 25, our country will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. Formalized by Congress in 1971 and signed as an official presidential proclamation in 1972, this annual… Read more “A day where all Michiganders celebrate conservation success”

Elk, sturgeon and osprey — oh my! How Michigan saved wildlife from extinction

Scientific management keeps wildlife populations balanced, restores threatened species Behind every success is a lot of hard work. For more than a century, Michigan has worked to conserve and protect the state’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Some of the… Read more “Elk, sturgeon and osprey — oh my! How Michigan saved wildlife from extinction”

State looks to kick off another banner year of fishing with Free Fishing Weekend June 12-13

Record-setting fishing activity in 2020 provided boost to Michigan economy, conservation efforts Michiganders and visitors purchased a record 1.5 million state fishing licenses in 2020 – a jump from 1.3 million sold in 2019 as the pandemic brought an influx… Read more “State looks to kick off another banner year of fishing with Free Fishing Weekend June 12-13”

Anyone can pitch in to help nurture Michigan’s monarch butterfly population

As monarchs return, Michiganders urged to welcome them with milkweed, nectar flowers Monarch butterflies apparently can make a conservationist out of anyone. “The thing about them is that they’re seen in all settings throughout Michigan — urban, suburban and rural,”… Read more “Anyone can pitch in to help nurture Michigan’s monarch butterfly population”

Michigan duck stamp continues to make its mark on waterfowl conservation

State program raises awareness and funds, makes collectors and hunters birds of a feather. Behold the 2021 Michigan duck stamp, a colorful piece of wildlife art that was evoking positive reactions even before it went on sale to the public.… Read more “Michigan duck stamp continues to make its mark on waterfowl conservation”

Spring conservation efforts in West Michigan

WOOD-TV - eightWest Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Spring is right around the corner and with every changing season, there’s conservation efforts going on to revitalize our habitats. Rachel Leightner, a Michigan DNR Wildlife Outreach Coordinator, joins us to tell us… Read more “Spring conservation efforts in West Michigan”

Find out more about wildlife you can see during Michigan’s winter months

WILX-TV - Studio 10 Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 Even though it’s cold outside, there are still lots of great wildlife that can be spotted during the winter months in Michigan. If you’re a bird lover, you’re certainly in luck because… Read more “Find out more about wildlife you can see during Michigan’s winter months”
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